Definition of coming in English:

coming

Syllabification: com·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈkəmiNG
 
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adjective

  • 2Likely to be important or successful in the future: he was the coming man of French racing
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    • But the coming man of national Democratic politics, says the Observer, is the little-known boss of The Bronx.
    • The coming man of English rugby talks to Matt about his two conversions: from league to union; and from drinker to thinker.

noun

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Phrases

comings and goings

The busy movements of a person or group of people, especially in and out of a place.
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  • I like the noise and bustle and the comings and goings.
  • Like a series of fishtanks, the interior is constantly animated by the comings and goings of building users and staff.
  • Yet I could have constructed a timetable of their comings and goings, their daily habits and activities.

not know if one is coming or going

informal Be confused, especially as a result of being very busy.
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  • Well - that's been one heck of a week and I don't know if I'm coming or going!
  • My body is doing so many odd things I don't know if I'm coming or going.
  • I have watched my husband take a significant pay cut and seen his schedule sliced and diced till he doesn't know if he's coming or going.

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